Education Queensland provides 7 schools throughout the Cook Shire.
There is a P - 12 facility in Cooktown and P - 7 schools in outlying areas.
The School of Distance Education based in Cairns provides P-12 programs for home based students including those in more remote areas.
The Australian Government's new My School website enables parents to compare Australian schools using nationally consistent indicators. Just enter the postode or school name.
There are also several day care and kindergarten facilities in Cooktown.